July 18, 2012
BOULDER, Colo., July 18 — Standing Cloud (http://www.standingcloud.com), a leading provider of cloud application management solutions, today announced that its solution is now available for Rackspace open cloud, offering Rackspace customers a vastly simplified way to deploy, manage and distribute applications in the cloud.
The offering leverages Rackspace Cloud Servers and elements of the Standing Cloud Application Marketplace to provide application users, developers and ISVs with one-stop application hosting, installation and management. It integrates directly with the Rackspace infrastructure and OpenStack-compatible API.
It is available through the new Cloud Tools Marketplace from Rackspace Hosting, the service leader in cloud computing. The enhanced Cloud Tools Marketplace serves as a gateway to an open ecosystem of cloud solutions for Rackspace first generation Cloud Servers and Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack, providing access to a broad range of tools that support Rackspace open cloud.
"Standing Cloud and Rackspace share a common vision for the infrastructure cloud – one that is intuitive, user-focused and open source-based, with a minimum of system administration overhead," said David Jilk, CEO of Standing Cloud. "Built around an easy-to-use, application-centric catalog that simplifies application deployment and management, this offering builds on that promise, and we're pleased to bring our capabilities to the Rackspace open cloud."
Standing Cloud is an easy-to-use catalog of applications, software, development tools and deployment options, fully pre-configured to run instantly and reliably in the cloud, and optimized for the Rackspace infrastructure. Once an application is deployed, Standing Cloud's automated application lifecycle management services give users an easy way to manage the application on a continuing basis, including monitoring, scaling, back-ups, upgrades, auto-restore and more.
"The ability to launch and run fully configured versions of popular applications in the cloud in just a few clicks is a great value-add for our customers, and the familiar storefront metaphor makes it easy for them," said Ven Shanmugam, senior manager of corporate strategy at Rackspace. "By leveraging OpenStack and optimizing the deployments specifically for Rackspace open cloud, Standing Cloud delivers increased flexibility and portability for application users on Rackspace."
The Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace is a comprehensive catalog of innovative, third-party developed applications designed for the Rackspace open cloud. Additionally, through the marketplace, customers can browse, review and connect to cloud solutions focused on management, monitoring, application deployment, and a host of other areas.
About Standing Cloud
Standing Cloud is a leading provider of cloud application marketplace and management services. We deliver a seamless application layer for cloud service providers, ISVs and technology solutions providers, making application deployment, management and distribution fast, simple and hassle-free for their customers. Our standard application catalog includes more than 100 open-source and commercial applications; our service supports multiple programming languages and a wide range of cloud service providers and orchestration software systems. Founded in 2009, Standing Cloud is based in Boulder, Colorado. Investors include Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures.
Source: Standing Cloud
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